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Old 08-04-2006, 04:52 AM   #1
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Amazon to drop LIT and PDF e-books from its list

There hasn't been much attention paid to Amazon lately, but apparently the giant Internet retailer has decided to reduce its e-books offerings to the Mobipocket format. Remember, last year they bought Mobipocket for a few million bucks, and while no one of us would have believed them to shut down the other formats entirely, we already guessed they would have big plans for the formerly French e-book format.

Our reader mdb139 received word from Amazon earlier this week where they clearly stated their plans to abandon the Microsoft and Adobe formats. Excerpt:

We are working on removing Microsoft and Adobe format e-books from Amazon.com, and soon they will no longer available for purchase. If you previously purchased an e-book on Amazon.com or purchase an available item before the availability changes, you will still have access to it through Your Media Library in Your Account up to 30 days after the purchase date.

Shouldn't we be concerned now about our previously purchased e-books, which may disappear from the Adobe Media Library any day?

Also check out this related entry from David/Teleread who is not exactly excited about Adobe's affection for Mobipocket.
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